Glenda Taylor


Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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The Best Miter Saws for the Workshop

Today’s miter saws are a big improvement over the manual miter boxes of the 1960s. Mitering is the process of fitting two boards together at an angle, so miter saws are commonly thought o...

APRIL 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
5 Things to Know Before Installing a Pet Door

If you worry about your pet not being able to get outside to potty or exercise while you’re gone, or if you’re just weary of jumping up to open the door every time Fido barks to go out, y...

Buyer's Guide: Chainsaws

As much as chainsaws hold appeal for tool geeks and aspiring lumberjacks, they are also quite handy for average homeowners, particularly those who like to do landscaping or heat the home ...

15 Mistakes Most People Make When Selling Their Homes Themselves

Seller beware! Understand the common problems owners encounter when going it alone without a real estate agent.

APRIL 14, 2020 | TUESDAY
Why (and How) You Should Plant a Victory Garden This Season

Occasionally, an idea comes along that is so beneficial it lives on from generation to generation. The victory garden is one such idea. The gardens first came to light against the backdro...

The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting, Explained

There’s no better time than spring to clean a house from top to bottom. Clearing away the dust, dirt, and crumbs that accumulate is one thing; if you’re trying to reduce the risk of harmf...

APRIL 5, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Electric Mowers for Your Lawn

If you’re ready to upgrade to a new lawn mower but aren’t sure you want a traditional gas-powered model, consider going electric. Not only would you be able to bid goodbye to jerking a pu...

APRIL 3, 2020 | FRIDAY
These Are Exactly the Supplies Your Household Needs to Stay at Home

Planning ahead is essential for weathering a stay-at-home order or a period of self-isolation, but for many, not being able to run to the store every day or dine at a favorite eatery pres...

MARCH 31, 2020 | TUESDAY
8 Ways You Can Help Your Contractor Hit the Project Deadline

Renovating and remodeling projects are exciting but they can also be frustrating if work drags on and the contractor runs past the projected deadline. While some things are uncontrollable...

MARCH 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Bathroom Fans for Use During Steamy Showers

Nothing beats a hot shower at the end of a long day. But while steamy water may work wonders on your nerves, it has the opposite effect on your bathroom—especially if the space isn’t prop...